The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday it’s looking to partner with Dollar General in an effort to accelerate the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in rural areas of the United States.
The talks come amid concern that rural Americans, who don’t have access to big box stores, won’t get vaccinated. No further details were available.
Dollar General is one of the nation’s largest retailers with more than 16,000 locations, about three times the number of locations as Walmart and more than half as many as CVS and Walgreens.
Dollar General recently announced it would give staff members four hours of pay to get vaccinated.